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Conveyancing in Alresford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Alresford attractions

Itchen Stoke St Mary Churches Conservation Trust and Avington Park Historic Houses Association are situated in Alresford.

Alresford's closest train station is Alresford: Watercress Line at 1 mile s. Alresford's closest airport is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport. Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 22 miles, Southampton Airport is 13 miles and Blackbushe Airport is 22 miles away.

The most convenient hospital for Alresford is Winchester, Royal Hampshire County.

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How do we get affordable conveyancing?

A.

Confusion over this matter catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers advertise cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges are often hiding in the terms and conditions that buyers often do not check. Any fees included in terms of engagement should be fair and only come into force where the lawyer must complete additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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I have requested a quote from you. Might I be charged any hidden charges?

A.

No. Homeward Legal do not hide any additional costs whatsoever. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, which they will not be required to adhere to.

Q.

Do you advise that I get a chancel liability search? I am buying a Alresford maisonette on the same street as a parson's close.

A.

The result of Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must subsidise church repairs. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Liability is

more common in some parts of the country. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Church lands in this area where a chancel search may be appropriate include St Andrew.

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Which local authority is responsible for Alresford?

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Alresford is located in Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LJ, Tel: 01962 840 222

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My agent has offered a property solicitor whom they usually use. Will it be easier to use them?

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Both agents and mortgage brokers may refer a law firm to handle your conveyancing. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most appropriate choice.

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How long on average should I expect it to take our property lawyer to get through all of the conveyancing work on a semi detached house in Alresford?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere from one month to twelve weeks contingent on any number of issues for example the speed of the sellers solicitor, or the communication, with managing agents. Homeward Legal's lawyers are very proactive completing the process as soon as we can.

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What do we need to calculate SDLT, and how much should we pay on a £663k house?

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Stamp Duty in Alresford will rely on a limited set of factors, including the value of the home, and whether it is in a 'disadvantaged area'. Stamp duty will be £26520 on a £663k house.*

*Accurate 12/03/2013

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What sort of local environmental checks into the potential risk of possible flooding to properties in Hampshire will the Alresford solicitor actually conduct for a Victorian house we are buying?

A.

A conveyancer will conduct standard protocol property environmental searches that should include Alresford flood risk area data.

 
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